C'Space Fond bannière 2018 (3420x420) (V5)

Welcome to C’Space 2018 !

Secrétariat C’Space à partir du 14 juillet 2018 : Tél. 05 62 56 85 78

C’Space Secretariat from 14 July 2018 : Tel +33 (0)5 62 56 85 78

C’Space is the national rockets launch campaign, the appointment between students and space. Organized by the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) from July 14th to 21rd, this event will allow young people to experiment the projects they built throughout the year. The week rhythm will be given by rockets launches, CanSat drops and stratospheric balloon release, gathering students and professionals from different horizons and cultures.

2018 marks the 55th edition of C’Space.

For the fourth consecutive year, the 1er Régiment de Hussards Parachutistes (RHP) military camp of Ger near Tarbes in the Pyrenees welcomes the participants.

With Planète Sciences organization, 200 students will gather from July 14th to 21rd. C’Space is a unique opportunity for enthusiastic of space to participate to an educational project fostering scientific experiments and techniques embarked on experimental rockets. Unforgettable moments await these young teams who have been working on their high tech projects for at least a year.

A week of sharing and conviviality

In this context, about forty experimental rockets, nearly fifty minirockets, ten CanSats and one experimental balloon will fly away in the Ger sky from July 14th to 21rd 2018.
First of all, C’Space aims at gathering people of all ages around the same passion. An official day is therefore organized on Thursday, 19th July, on Ger camp site to develop meetings between professionals of the space industry and students. This will be a moment of privileged exchanges allowing these young people to benefit from the experience of theirs elders and learn about career opportunities in the space sector.
C’Space is also the discovery of space for many. To this end the organization Planète Sciences and its volunteers will offer fun activities to educate the little ones as the greatest space segment in a friendly atmosphere.

CanSat France competition

Since 2009 the CanSat France competition occurs during the C’Space gathering, allowing young people to take on the challenge to integrate all the essential elements of a satellite into a volume as limited as a can of soda.

Hoping for the sun to be on the party, headgear and sunscreen are to be expected!

The Centre national d’études spatiales

Created in 1961, CNES plays a key role in the French, European and international space arena, driving initiative, stimulating new proposals and providing technical expertise to support the design, development and operation space systems. To study our planet and discover the universe, the French space agency is based on industries and laboratories. Founded to implement France’s space policy and true to its vocation, CNES is constantly reinventing space.

Since its creation, C’Space, national rockets launch campaign, is organized every year by CNES which ensures the flight safety.

Get all C’Space news on youth CNES website

Hoping for the sun to be on the party, headgear and sunscreen are to be expected!

Key dates

Online registration opening

June 22
Registration closing

June 22
Deadline for receipt of participation fee payment

July 14
Beginning of C’Space 2018

July 19
Official day

July 20
Gala Evening

July 21
End of C’Space 2018


30 May 2018

This is a provisional planning, some activities can be added or replaced.

Registration fees


Administrative costs: 7.70 € (VAT incl.) will be applied for any registration to the C’SPACE 2018.

People who wish to participate in the C’Space without accomodation, nor catering on the 1er RHP Camp de Ger site, still must register online and paid this administrative costs.

The online registration website is open until Friday 22 June 2018.



The dormitories are not mixed and are provided for 6 to 8 people.

Please note that the dormitories are not locked, so please bring 2 padlocks for the lockers at your disposal. A mattress cover, a pair of sheets, bolster case and blanket will be at your disposal.


All the meals have to be taken at the 1er RHP Camp de Ger self service restaurant at the following hours:

  • Breakfast: 7.00 am to 8.30 am
  • Lunch : 12.00 am to 2.00 pm
  • Dinner: 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm

The meals hours have to be carefully respected in particular for the dinner because you will not be able to come in the self service restaurant after 8.00 pm and you will have to leave there before 8.45 pm.

Please note that NO meals may be purchased on site.

Lunch prices

  • Breakfast: 3,90 € VAT incl.
  • Lunch: 9,00 € VAT incl.
  • Dinner: 9,00 € VAT incl.
  • Gala Evening: 12,00 € VAT incl.


Planète Sciences will run shuttles:

  • on Saturday 15 July (from SNCF Tarbes railway station to 1er RHP Camp de Ger – 01:30 pm/3:30 pm)
  • on Saturday 15 July (from Airport Lourdes-Tarbes to 1er RHP Camp de Ger – 11:30 am/4:30 pm)
  • on Saturday 22 July (from 1er RHP Camp de Ger to SNCF Tarbes railway station – 09:15 am/01:30 pm)
  • on Saturday 22 July (from 1er RHP Camp de Ger to Airport Lourdes-Tarbes – 10:30 am)

You will have to book these shuttles on the registration website (subject to availibility).



To participate in the C’SPACE 2018:

1- You have to CREATE AN ACCOUNT

2- You have to REGISTER


Cancellation condition

Any cancellation request must be sent by email at

The following cancellation fees will be applied:

  • 7,70 € (administration cost) for any cancellation request received until 22 June 2018.
  • No reimbursement will be made for any cancellation request received after 22 June 2018.

Internet Charter

You have to read, print, sign and bring back the Internet Charter at the secretariat on the day of your arrival.

Registration contact: contact@cnes-edu-cspace2018.com


In cas of emergency, to contact us from 14 to 21 July 2018:
06 77 25 69 93 ou 06 70 54 07 65

Hoping for the sun to be on the party, headgear and sunscreen are to be expected!


Place of C’SPACE

Camp de Ger / 1er RHP – Quartier Dartencet – Chemin de Benate – 64530 GER


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7 chemin En Barbaro – 81710 Saïx – France
Tel. : 33 (0)5 63 72 30 68 – Fax : 33 (0)5 63 72 30 32